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Meaning of BALLOON

Pronunciation:  bu'loon

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  large tough non-rigid bag filled with gas or hot air
  2. [n]  small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck
  3. [v]  become inflated; "The sails ballooned"
  4. [v]  ride in a hot air balloon

BALLOON is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: billow, inflate
 See Also: aviate, envelope, expand, fly, gasbag, hot-air balloon, lighter-than-air craft, meteorological balloon, pilot, plaything, reflate, ripcord, toy, trial balloon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bal*loon"\, n. [F. ballon, aug. of balle ball: cf. It.
    ballone. See 1st {Ball}, n., and cf. {Pallone}.]
    1. A bag made of silk or other light material, and filled
       with hydrogen gas or heated air, so as to rise and float
       in the atmosphere; especially, one with a car attached for
       a["e]rial navigation.
    2. (Arch.) A ball or globe on the top of a pillar, church,
       etc., as at St. Paul's, in London. [R.]
    3. (Chem.) A round vessel, usually with a short neck, to hold
       or receive whatever is distilled; a glass vessel of a
       spherical form.
    4. (Pyrotechnics) A bomb or shell. [Obs.]
    5. A game played with a large inflated ball. [Obs.]
    6. (Engraving) The outline inclosing words represented as
       coming from the mouth of a pictured figure.
    {Air balloon}, a balloon for a["e]rial navigation.
    {Balloon frame} (Carp.), a house frame constructed altogether
       of small timber.
    {Balloon net}, a variety of woven lace in which the weft
       threads are twisted in a peculiar manner around the warp.
  2. \Bal*loon"\, v. t.
    To take up in, or as if in, a balloon.
  3. \Bal*loon"\, v. i.
    1. To go up or voyage in a balloon.
    2. To expand, or puff out, like a balloon.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of balloons indicates declining hopes in your search for love. A situation in your life will take a turn downward. Balloons also represent arrogance and an inflated opinion of yourself. Dreaming of black balloons symbolizes depression, especially if the balloons are descending. Dreaming of an ascending balloon means frustrating conditions in your life in which you are seeking to rise above. On a positive note, balloons symbolize celebration and festivities. You need to acknowledge your inner child. Dreaming of a balloon poping symbolizes an unrealized goal or dream. It may also represent the stresses in your life. The pressure may be starting to be too great for you to bear. Dreaming that you are in a hot air balloon suggests that it is time to overcome your depression. The dream may be a metaphor indicating that you are losing your ground or your foothold on some situation/problem. Alternatively, it represents the process of individuation and your quest to fulfill some spiritual needs. You feel the need to be elevated in someone's eyes.
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